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Sam and I arrived at the tennis courts and found our partners there already. We were introduced by Steve. Diane was a young beautiful woman. Ron had been seen in the press so often that one felt as though he was an old acquaintance. Sam and I had had no time to speak about this new adventure, but one of us said in the car down the hill 'Lets not make any reference to Water Gate, for they must be so sick of talking about it.
So we played tennis. They won one game and we won the next. Sam said 'Do you have time for a third game? Ron said' No, we have to go back to feed the press. They are all waiting for us at the hotel where we are all staying. We tell them if anything has developed news wise since yesterday. We shook hands and said thank you at the net. Just to prove to them that we would not talk about Water Gate I asked as if in passing, 'Ron have you ever been in Australia? He said 'yes.' Diane said ' Ron you have been in Austria but not Australia. I said hurriedly 'My brother who has been lost for almost twenty years, turned up today in Upper Fern Tree Gully. They said thank you again. And they left.
Either the next day, or the next, Steve called again and said Ron Ziegler and Diane Sawyer would like to play tennis again with the Stocktons. We agreed and that afternoon we began another siege. They won one set and we won one set. Can you play the deciding set? said Ron. Yes if you will come up to the house for a drink, said Sam. We played another game and we must have lost for I do not remember who won it. And afterwards we drove in tandem up the hill and when we got in Sam went to make our drinks and with one voice they said to me" Tell us about you brother."
I said I know almost nothing. Said that he had written to the hometown Lutheran minister and asked for addresses of his siblings, My mother and the minister had tried calling him, but there was no phone number listed. I had tried too and I had been as unsuccessful as the ones in Sweden. And so Sam brought the drinks and Ron said I have to check in. And then the phone rang and Ron said, Yes Boss etc. so we knew that Nixon had been the one calling. Historical!!! He was in Palm Springs visiting the Annenbergs and on his way there he had had a Big Mach for the first time in his life. Will you excuse me for a few minutes, for I have to tell the world the news. (from our Phone) Historical !!!! Ron and Diane left soon after and when they were gone we turned on the radio and heard on the LA radio station that Nixon had eaten a Big Mach for the first time.